The Venture-New berg Perini Stone and Webster v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 115728
Decision Date: 
December 19, 2013
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
GARMAN
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed.
Temporary worker who was not a permanent employee, and not working for company on a long-term exclusive basis, did not qualify, under the "traveling employee exception", for workers compensation benefits. Worker made the personal decision that benefits of pay outweighed personal cost of traveling, and traveled only from the premises to his residing location.(FREEMAN, THOMAS, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring; KILBRIDE, dissenting.)